Welcome for lockdown easing from business leaders – but they warn it alone will not save all firms

June 23, 2020
Welcome for lockdown easing from business leaders – but they warn it alone will not save all firms

Business groups have cautiously backed the reduction of many coronavirus lockdown restrictions announced earlier this week by the Prime Minister. But they also warned that other measures to boost the economy were still needed to avoid widespread business failures and job losses.  In a major boost to the West of England’s vital tourism and...

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Government Covid-19 emergecy measures keep insolvencies low – but fears grow they will rise later

June 23, 2020
Government Covid-19 emergecy measures keep insolvencies low – but fears grow they will rise later

A surprise fall in the number of corporate insolvencies could herald the ‘calm before the storm’, the South West branch of insolvency and restructuring trade body R3 has warned. Figures published by the Insolvency Service show a 30% drop in companies going bust at the height of the coronavirus crisis in May compared to...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

June 21, 2020
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Monday June 22 Final: Polar Capital Holdings Economic announcement: CBI industrial trends survey Tuesday June 23 Finals: Cranswick, Gear4Music, Naked Wine, Scapa, Trackwise Designs Interims: Tricorn, Velocity Composites Trading announcement: NCC Wednesday June 24 Finals: Alpha Financial Markets, Discoverie Group, HarbourVest Private Equity, Iomart, Manolete Partners, Premier Foods, Savannah Energy, Stagecoach, ULS technology Thursday...

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Job losses, cash-strapped firms and furloughed staff. Grim picture of pandemic’s toll on West of England

June 19, 2020
Job losses, cash-strapped firms and furloughed staff. Grim picture of pandemic’s toll on West of England

Unemployment has soared by 145% in the West of England since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, according to figures published today, with just nearly 40,000 people claiming jobless benefits. At the same time, around 22% of the region’s workforce – 132,600 people – have been furloughed while job vacancies have fallen sharply, down...

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Bath Business Blog: Interaction. How to prepare your office so your employees can return to work safely

June 19, 2020
Bath Business Blog: Interaction. How to prepare your office so your employees can return to work safely

With the lockdown easing and more businesses re-opening, the workplace psychologists and designers at Interaction have developed an in-depth guide to help companies prepare for their return to the office safely, confidently and responsibly.    Safely It doesn’t need to be complicated. But you do need to be thorough. It starts with following government and HSE guidance, developing policies and communications....

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Tech firm co-founded by ex-Bath Rugby star looking to stir up staff wellbeing market

June 19, 2020
Tech firm co-founded by ex-Bath Rugby star looking to stir up staff wellbeing market

An innovative Bath firm co-founded by former Bath and England rugby player Lee Mears is bringing together physicians, elite athletes and academics to build pioneering software helping people thrive. T-Cup offers personalised support through technology and experts which is designed to help individuals find the right blend between health, happiness and success – using...

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